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Tis the Tweason {Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Milkshakes}

We are in a strange weather pattern here in Kansas City. In the morning, there is a slight chill in the air and I crave layers of clothing and warm cups of coffee. By the time afternoon rolls around, we’re in the 80′s and I’m tearing off my layers, cursing hormones for the flashes of overwhelming hotness that come over me and looking everywhere for something cold and tasty to cool me off. Yes, my friends, we are in between the seasons of summer and fall. I’ve decided to affectionately name the in-between “Tweasons”.

Pumpkin is definitley a fall flavor, right? Ice cream, probably more of a summer treat (although my husband would argue this point). Merging the two seasons into a treat appropriate for the Tweason, I decided to use my new Blendtec Blender to whip up a Pumpkin Spice Milkshake. (Sidenote – don’t forget to enter my Blendtec Blender giveaway!)

I’m going to let you in on a little secret to the most flavorful, perfect milkshake, ever. I add 2 Tablespoons of Jell-O instant pudding mix to each milkshake I make. I’m not sure why, but this addition adds such a wonderful, full flavor to milkshakes and gives them a truly great creaminess you can’t get without it. Try it with the next milkshake you make… adjusting the flavors of pudding to whatever you think would go well with the flavor of milkshake you are making.

Are you experiencing the Tweasons where you are or are your feet firmly planted on one side or the other? I’m enjoying the lingering bit of summer but am honestly totally ready to jump head first into fall. Bring it on.

Pumpkin Spice Milkshakes

Pumpkin Spice Milkshakes

A thick and creamy shake with the fall flavors of pumpkin spice.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup pumpkin
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoons Pumpkin Spice flavored Jell-O Instant Pudding mix
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1/3 cup crushed Biscoff cookies for garnish

Instructions

  1. Place everything but Biscoff cookie crumbs into your blender.
  2. Secure the lid and blend on medium until everything is processed and the mixture is smooth.
  3. Pour into tall glasses, topping each glass with crushed Biscoff cookies.
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Comments

  1. I want this for dinner!

  2. Seriously?

    I mean SERIOUSLY??

    I want this RIGHT.NOW.

    I am all things pumpkin and I’m right there with your hubby… ice cream can stay at my house all year round!

  3. Ha! Tweasons, love it, I’m saying that from now on.

  4. Seriously, this is the second recipe today that used the Pumpkin Spice Pudding. I went to TWO grocery stores looking for it (Kroger and Meijer), to no avail. So so sad….but still looking!!

  5. I’m always sad to see the end of one season but am excited for fall too. I guess that makes me a victim of “Tweasons” too! I love a good milkshake year and this one looks diiiiivine!

  6. Wow! That looks scrumptious! I would like to have one right now, but can’t :(

  7. This would be perfect for next month’s Halloween parties! Pumpkin has that spicy flavor which certainly adds a kick, right? Love the idea of adding pudding mixture. It’s like a dessert you can drink!

  8. That looks so amazingly yummy! I want :)

  9. Oh yes, it is quite warm here, even though we’re moving into October. It’ll be near 100! Maybe over. Yikes. This is just when we need a fall-centric shake.

  10. I sorta love everything about this. Um, wow. That sounds SOOO delicious!!! And looks beautiful.. amazing pictures as always Kristen!

  11. Love the addition of pudding! SO smart :)

  12. After my summer of boozing and lots of big meals, I’m trying to lose a few pounds. This milkshake is NOT helping!

  13. These are so fab!! Love the tip about pudding mix…totally trying that soon!!

  14. Yep, totally experiencing “tweasons” right now myself. I’m freezing in the morning/at night wearing layers and layers, but the day is perfectly fine. This change is what gets most of us sick around this time of year! >_<

  15. These are gorgeous, Kristen! It sure is the season…love this recipe!

  16. Love this recipe..I haven’t seen Jello in that flavor but I will definitely keep my eyes open for it..Thanks for sharing.
    Jackie

  17. I think this year i’m going to roast all my pumpkin stuff and eat it all year round. I LOVE pumpkin season!

  18. I kind of love the idea of a tweason. We definitely don’t really get those here. Straight from Summer to cool Fall. 60s for a high this week brrr.

  19. We got rain here the past 2 days, so our highs were only in the 60′s. However it is suppose to get in the 70′s for the rest of the week. Mornings are cold and it cools off in the evenings. One thing I love about the mountainous desert region I live… it always cools off at night (something I missed when we lived in the Midwest while hubby was in grad school)! Of course mid-summer it cools from 100 to 80ish… but it still is a bit cooler.
    Pumpkin shakes always remind me of my mom – she would love this ;).

  20. It is so Tweasons here in WI…this will be perfect for our hot afternoons! and instand pudding mix – never would have thought it can’t wait to try!

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